Ph.D. in Law (European University Institute, Florence), Master of Laws (University of Minho), Bachelor of Laws (University of Coimbra). Assistant Professor at the Law School of the University of Minho where she is a member of the Board of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Human Rights and of the Board of the Master's Degree in Human Rights. Member of the Portuguese Scientific Commission for the cooperation with the Law School of the National University of Timor-Leste. Consultant for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (2011). Visiting scholar at NYU Law School (2004).